COACH­ING VIA SKYPE

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - SPORT -

Q

What do you do with your time now? Where do you work?

A

This is some­how a sad ques­tion for me as I can­not find a job in Aus­tralia. There are only two paid pis­tol coach po­si­tions in the whole coun­try and they are taken. And no­body else wants to em­ploy me as I don’t have work ex­pe­ri­ence be­cause I’ve been a pro­fes­sional ath­lete all my life. So, now I plan to start my own on­line coach­ing busi­ness and train ath­letes from dif­fer­ent coun­tries via Skype. In shoot­ing we need to train the brain a lit­tle bit more than the body and I ex­plain to shoot­ers how to do it ef­fec­tively.

Q

Do you stay in­volved in pis­tol shoot­ing?

A

Yes. I man­aged to get se­lected into the team for the world cham­pi­onship in Septem­ber this year. Af­ter that I re­alised that my health (back pain) doesn’t al­low me to train enough to be able to shoot de­cently at the in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tions but I’ll keep train­ing to stay at the na­tional level.

Q

What other sports have you/do you play?

A

I love bad­minton – on a back­yard level – but I must play with my left hand be­cause shoot­ing and bad­minton are op­po­site sports.

Q

Who is your favourite ath­lete of all time from any sport? And who are your sport­ing idols?

A

Roger Fed­erer. But it doesn’t mean that his por­traits are all over my house or I fol­low his ev­ery step. I just have a big re­spect to him.

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